ectogenous

ectogenous

[ek-toj-uh-nuhs]
adjective
growing outside the body of the host, as certain bacteria and other parasites.
Also, ectogenic [ek-tuh-jen-ik] .


Origin:
1880–85; ecto- + -genous

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ectogenesis (ˌɛktəʊˈdʒɛnəsɪs)
 
n
the growth of an organism outside the body in which it would normally be found, such as the growth of an embryo outside the mother's body or the growth of bacteria outside the body of a host
 
ectoge'netic
 
adj
 
ecto'genic
 
adj
 
ectogenous
 
adj
 
ecto'genically
 
adv

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ectogenous ec·tog·e·nous (ěk-tŏj'ə-nəs) or ec·to·gen·ic (ěk'tə-jěn'ĭk)
adj.

  1. Having the ability to live and develop outside a host, as certain pathogenic microorganisms.

  2. Exogenous.

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ectogenous (ěk-tŏj'ə-nəs) also ectogenic   (ěk-tŏj'ə-nəs)  Pronunciation Key 
  1. Able to live and develop outside a host, as certain pathogenic bacteria.

  2. Originating or produced from outside an organism, tissue, or cell; exogenous.


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